Solving the very complicated puzzle of community sanitation

Things are getting better. Giant strides are being made towards becoming open defecation free. There remains one important question though – what happens to large communities living in slums in urban and peri–urban areas, where space constraints make it impossible to build individual toilets?

In 2011, an ambitious project was set in motion to create a scalable and replicable model in such community settings. How should such a facility be designed? What can we do to ensure maintenance? How can we make this economically viable?

Here we have captured the journey of uncovering these
answers and more.